Skip to main content

Full text of "Bobby Frank Cherry"

See other formats


This FBI file brought to you by The Memory Hole, 
www . thememoryhole . org/ fbi/ cherry_bobby . htm 


5/3/65 


Airtel 


from; 


SAC, \Bipmingham 
Dire^or, FBI 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 
POTENTIAL BOMBING SUSPECT 
BOMBING MATTERS 


Bufiles Go not indicate the subject is listed as 
a Potential Bombing Suspect by your office. 

In view of subject's background, be falls within 
the criteria of Section 23, Manual of Instructions relative 
to potential bombing suspects. 

Within 5 days of receipt of this communication, 
submit 3 copies of a report to the Bureau designating 1 copy 
to U. 8. Secret Service locally containing data set forth in 
the above cited section of the Manual of Instructions covering 
potential bombing suspects. 

The Bureau has placed Cherry on the list of suspects 
assigned to the Birmingham Office. 

I\ / 

ycMa * y 

t A\ * s ^ 


NOTE:! Bobby Frank Cherry is a suspect in Bapbomb. He should 
be carried as a potential bombing suspect. Purpose of this 
communication is to "a¥4a'ih complete background data under this 
specific category. \ •VUI 


MAILED 30 

MAY 0 5 1965 


PP.MM-FSI 


P . 


-1 ft- 

(p / 



£- U 


8 1S33 


piay izm/s/ 

MAIL ROOM L__J TELETYPE UNI1 




FD-263 (Rev- 5-1-591 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 





Instant report has been prepared in accordance 
with Bureau instructions, as set forth in referenced airtel. 


As the Bureau is aware, CHERRY is a prime suspect 
in the case entitled, "BAPBOMB,” (BH 157-352), and is being 
considered a potential bombing suspect of the Birmingham 
Office. 


X 


Careful consideration has been given to each source 
concealed, and T symbols were used only .where necessary. 


APPROVED 


COPIES MADE: 








SPECIAL AGENT 
IN CHARGE 


DO NOT WRITE IN SPACES BELOW 


3-Bureau (RM) 

1-U. S. Secret Service, Birmingh 
3-Birmingham 
(2 - 157-476) 

(1 - 105-555) 


am 


Agency 


Dissemination Record of Attacked Report 

mm 


Request Reed. 


Date Fwd. 


How Fwd. 








By 



BH 157-476 



LEADS: 

BIRMINGHAM DIVISION 

At Birmingham, Alabama: 

Will follow activities of subject and report same 
in connection with Bapbomb investigation. 



INFORMANTS ; 

Identity of Source; File Where Located: 

| Instant report. b2 

b7D 


B* 

COVER PAGE 





_JjjD-20ilJH(!v. 3-3-69) 


U^" 




ED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Copy to: l - United States Secret Service, Birmingham, Alabama (RM) 

Report of: SA I 1 ° ffice: Birmingham r 

Date: 5/13733 k 

Field Office File No.: BH 157-476 Bureau File No.: 

Title: BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Character: RACIAL MATTERS 


Synopsis: CHERRY is a white male, residing 2412 Avenue I, 

(Ensley) , Birmingham, Alabama. Born 6/20/29; 
6/2/29; 6/20/30, Mineral Springs, Alabama. Entered 
U. S. Marine Corps, 5/16/47 - 11/30/49; received 
Bad Conduct Discharge; U. S. Marine Corps Serial 
n 652528. CHERRY completed 8th grade in 1945; is 
married to NIRA VIRGINIaJCHERRY, ami has 7 minor 
children. r * 

> /)'. /.by' .. / - 

ip - 


DETAILS: 


The following background information 
regarding CHERRY is being set out in view of infor- 
matio n furnished by 


b2 

b7D 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and 

its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 




* 







BH 157-476 


advised on May 7 , 1965 , that BOBBY FRANK b2 

CHERRY is a s taunch segregationist and a "very violent 

individual." T b71 

/in the past, and has been a former active 

member of Klavern Number 13, United Klans of America, Inc., 
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (UKA). 

A characterization of the UKA is attached in the 
appendix of this report. 

I I stated CHERRY has displayed in the past a b2 

high degree of knowledge in the use of explosives, and is 
of the definite opinion that CHERRY is capable of perpetratingb7D 
a bombing and/or other acts of violence. 


BACKGROUND DATA: 
Descriptive Information: 


Race : 

Sex: 

Height : 

Weight : 

Dates of Birth: 


Place of Birth: 
Hair: 

Eyes: 

Build: 
Complexion : 

Scars and Marks: 


Characteristics : 


Caucasian 

Male 

6 ’ - 6 * 1 " 

185 - 190 pounds 
June 2, 1929; 

June 20, 1929; 

June 20, 1930 
Mineral Springs, Alabama 
Blond 
Blue 
Medium 
Ruddy 

ANT: Tattoo "Bobby", 

left upper arm; 

PS left knee; 

"S3" right foot? POST; 

PS left arm; PS left elbow 
No upper teeth; 

Back broken, May 20, 1963, 
wore brace from May, 1963, 
to September, 1963. 

284 129 A 


FBI Number: 

Social Security #: 


2 


b2 




Residence : 2412 Avenue I , Ensley , 

Birmingham, Alabama 
Former Residences: 424 1st Avenue, North, 

Birmingham, Alabama; 
3105 Avenue N, Ensley, 
Birmingham, Alabama. 



3 



• 


BH 157-476 


Military Service: 

^ * . 

U. S. Marine Corps, 

May 16, 1947 - 
November 30, 1949; 
Serial # 652528; 

Bad Conduct Discharge; 
Rank - Private 

Education: 

Completed 8th grade in 1945 , 
at Orange Grove, Florida; 
Received Welding Certificate 
from Booster Welding School , 
Tampa, Florida, in 1945 

Occupation: 

Present Employment: 

Truck Driver 

Gordon Transportation Company, 
1341 26th Avenue, North, 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Arrest Record : 

Sheriff’s Office, 

Birmingham, Alabama, 
#48376, 

June 12, 1948, 

Charge Marine In Transit, 
No disposition; 

Sheriff's Office, 

Birmingham, Alabama, 
September 29, 1949, 

Charge Marine Straggler, 

No disposition; 

April 30, 1947, 

Charge disorderly conduct , 
Fined $25.00 costs and 
30 days sentence which 
was suspended. 

Automobiles Now 
in Possession 
of Subject: 

1963 white Chevrolet 
Station wagon, 
bearing 1965 Alabama 
license 1A-35765; 


4 



BH 157-476 


Vehicles Now 

In Possession 

(Continued): 1954 International 

Pickup Truck, $ Ton, 
red and white, bearing 
1965 Alabama License 
1H/18444; 

1953 Cadillac, black, 
two door, bearing 
1965 Alabama License 
1A-5522. 

Vehicles Formerly 

Owned by Subject: 1955 Oldsmobile, two door , 

red and white, bearing 
1965 Alabama License 
1A-5521. 



UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA, INC. 
KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN (UKA] 


Records of Superior Court of Fulton County, 

Georgia, reflect that this Klan organization was granted 
a corporate charter on February 21, 1961, at Atlanta, 

Georgia, under the name United Klans, Knights of the Ku 
Klux Klan of America, Inc. 

A source advised on February 27, 1961, that 
United Klans wis formed as a result of a split in U. S. 

Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc. According to 
the source, th^ split resulted from a leadership dispute 
and United Klans has the same aims and objectives as 
the parent group. These are the promotion of Americanism, 
white supremacy and segregation of the races. 

The first source and a second source advised 
in July, 1961, that United Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux 
Klan of America, Inc., merged with Alabama Knights, Knights 
of the Ku Klux Klan. The merged organization established 
headquarters in Suite 401, the Alston Buil ding, Tuscaloosa , 
Alabama-. (The organization is directed by | I 

Imperial Wizard, and is the dominant Klan group in the b7C 

South, with units in several Southern States.) 

Second source advised that at a meeting at 
Prattville, Alabama, on October 22, 1961, the U. S. Klans, 

Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, merged with the United Klans 
of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. 

Third source advised on September 24, 1964, that 

the United Klans is currently an active orjganizat ion . with b6 

Klaverns in several Southern states ; that 

was re-elected Imperial Wizard on September 5, 1964, at b7c 

a National Klonvocation in Birmingham, Alabama. The National 
Office remains in Suite 401, Alston Building, Tuscaloosa, 

Alabama . 



FD-323 (Rev. 1 1-29-61) 


If u® i 


In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


UNmSD STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

1400 - 2121 Building 
Birmingham, Alabama 35203 
May 10, 1965 


Title 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Character RACIAL MATTERS 

Reference Report of SA 

at Birmingham, Aiahi 
dated May 10, 1965. 


All sources (except any listed belov) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions o f the FBI. It Is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and Its contents are not to be distributed outside 
your agency. 




TO 


FROM 


SUBJECT : 


Director, FBI 

Attn. Latent Fingerprint Section 


Jf SAC, Birmingham (157-476) (P) 


O 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, aka 
POTENTIAL BOMBING SUSPECT 
BOMBING MATTERS 


date: 5/26/65 



Rerep of SA 


Birmingham, dated 5/10/65. 


CHERRY is presently a potential bombing suspect of the 
Birmingham Division, as veil as one of several prime suspects 
in "BAPBOMB" (BH 157-352). 


b6 

b7C 



\ 
-V ^ 




In view of CHERRY'S background, it is conceivable that 
he may possibly personally handle explosives. 


The FBI Latent Fingerprint Section is, therefore, re- 
quested to include CHERRY in the single fingerprint explosives 
file. 







V 


s' 




a 




UNRECORDED COPY FILED IN 




/ . j -3 -s 9 ) 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Reporting Office 

BIRMINGHAM 


Office of Origin 

BIRMINGHAM 



Investigative Period 

1/12-10/5/65 


NON PROSECUTIVE SUMMARY 


Bureau airtel to Birsinghas, 2/24/65, 
captious* M INVESTIGATION OF KLAN3XKN, 
RACIAL MATTERS;" 

Bureau lette r to Biroinehau. 3/29/65; 
Report of 3A | 1 

at Biruinghau, dated 5/10/65; 

. r ^._ |r _ Biruioghau letter to Bureau, 5/26/65. 

- P* - 


Subject's activities are being closely followed 
by Biruinghau lnfersaats. 


YAM 


Do not write in spaces below 


■mi 


-Birui 


eau (174-78) <*p 
Cyj*i»eiaghan (Sue. 1) (RM) 
3 Khupinghse iKac. 1)(RM) 


hs/.o: 


t SSisa&UZ* 


i 








k ‘i 


r a'jfi', v \ * 


BH 157-476 


This case i% joeing placed ;-in a pending inactive 
status for a period of^tj^ree months^, after which tine it 
will be made active, and subject's activities brought up 
to date. 

The invest igativ^&|jfiod reflects investigation 
conducted in 1965, and does^tyrf reflect the results of in- 
vestigation conducted prior to that time. 

On May 26, 1905, the Bureau was requested to 
include subject's f inRdrprints in the single fingerprint 
explosives file. 


On March 29, 1965, the Identification Division 
advised that the latent -.fingerprints found in Greenborabs 
case were not identical with|m fingerprints of subject. 


Subject was interviewed with the aid of the 
polygraph on October 9; 1063, and the polygraph chart re- 
flected emotional reactions often connected with deception. 
It appeared from the chart that he had some knowledge of 
recent bombings in the Birmingham area, and that he has 
bombed some house in the past. When confronted with the 
chart, subject said that he had not bombed any house, and 
he would not admit to any lies. 




INFORMANTS ; 

- Careful consideration has been given to the use 
of T symbols in this report. In view of the XKK's potential 
for violence, the symbols have been used to protect the 
sources of information. 


Identity of Source: 



‘ ■ . J* ■ $ ; V* 

, ■ ' -*Vs * + *. - 

• V, .; <• 


Location: 


157-470-126 


* 

COYER PAGE 


* / 


BH 157-476 


Identity of Source : 




4, 78; 71 


(PROB) 


157-470-31, 36, 53 
157-476-127, 144 


The follo wing information furnished by informants 
and a | | source is not being included in the de- 

tails oT - fETs“report , because of the sensitive nature of 
the information, and the limited number of Individuals mho 
were in a position to obtain the information furnished. 
Dissemination of this information could possibly expose 

i . . • 1 * 1 ■ . 1 ♦ * A- 1 . J I . J _ _ 



COYER PAGE 









[ informant 

was unable to furnish any further clarifying Information 
regarding this. 


E 

COVER PAGE 




FD-204 (Rov, 3-3-59) 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Copy toi 


Report of: 
Datei 


2 ~ INTO, Birmingham 
1 «=> ONI , Birmingham (Era c. 1 ] 

1 OSI , Birmingham (Etc. 1] 

1 «=> Secret Service, Birmingham (Enc. 1) 


SA 

10/15/65" 


Field Office File ft BH 157-476 


officer Birmingham 


Bureau File ft 174—78 


b6 

b7C 


Title: 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Character: 


RACIAL MATTERS (SOLAN) 


Synopiii: BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, 2412 Avenue I, Easley , Birmingham, 

Alabama, a white male, date of birth 6/2/29, 6/20/29, 
or 6/20/30, at Mineral Springs, Alabama, was formerly 
a member of Eastview Klavern #13, United Klans of 
America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (UKA) , 
in Birmingham, Alabama, until he reportedly was 
kicked out of the organisation. He allegedly has 
parti cipated in acts of violence in the Birming ham 
area „ I I 

| | He denies having any knowledge 

concerning any bombings or attempted bombings, and 
said that if he had anything against the 16th Street 
Baptist Church, he would hav® "don® something to the 
He said fee would personally kill anybody 


who accuses him of bombing the church , and he once 


slapped around a Negro boy who had stolen a ball of 
string from his (CHERRY’ s) son. H® admits receiving 
training in the use of explosives while in the 
service, and has described how h© would detonate 
an explosive. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN CONTACTING 
SUBJECT. BSCAUSE~Wl iiTg^ 


1 


b7D 


Thu document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It Is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
your agency; It and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 



BH 157=476 


ENCLOSURES: 

TO INTO, ONI, OSI. and SECRET SERVICE, BIRMINGHAM: 

On® photograph of subject BOBBY FRANK CHERRY is 

enclosed to INTO, OKI, OSI, and Secret Service, Birmingham. 


DETAILS: 


BACKGROUND: 


BIRTH: 

June 2, 1929; Jan® 2®, 1929; or June 20, 1930, at 
Mineral Springs, Alabama. ~ 


CITIZENSHIP: 

American. 


EDUCATION: 


Completed eighth grade in 1945 , at Orange Grove , 
Florida; reportedly attended West End High School, but school 
officials cannot find any record; received welding certificate 
from Booster Welding School, Tampa, Florida, 1945. 


MARITAL STATUS: 

Married (for names of wife and children, see 
physical description). 


MILITARY SERVICE: 

A review, on January 18, 1965, of the files at the 
Military Personnel Records Center, St. lrf}uis, Missouri, indi- 
cated BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, Serial Number 652528, enlisted in the 
United States Marine Corps, on May 16, 1947, at Birmingham, 
Alabama, and served on active duty until November 30, 1949, at 
which time he was given a bad conduct discharge, as a Private, 
due to a summary court martial. 

2 



BH 157=476 


The records reflect the following disciplinary action: 

Summary court martial = June 24, 1948 - AWOL. 

Summary court martial *= September 10, 1948 - AVOL. 

October 8, 1948 - Threatening Brig Chaser. 

April 24, 1949 ~ AWOL. 

Deck Court - July 1, 1949 - Neglect of Duty. 

Summary court martial - October 13, 1949 - AWOL. 

No indication of treatment for mental or nervous dis- 
orders, and no information indicating subject has or had any 
specific training or knowledge in the field of demolitions or 
explosives was noted in the records. 


CREDIT AND ARREST RECORD: 


On October 24, 1963, a review of the records of 
the Merchants Credit Association, Birmingham, Alabama, re- 
vealed that subject had been employed by the Wilson and Company, 
construction concern. Omaha , Nebraska, (no dates); as a 
carpenter for | | during the latter part of 1950; b7C 

and for Baggett Transportation Company, from 1951 to 1955; 
and that from July 9, 1952, to September 17, 1963, there were 
twelve claims, including two wage earners petitions, against 
subject, totaling approximately $1,525.90. On July 29, 1959, 
subject had a chattel mortgage of $2,456.00 due to Gordon 
Transportation Federated Credit Union, Memphis, Tennessee; 
on March 8, 1962, he had a chattel mortgage on a Ford, with 
$977.76 due; and on September 17, 1963, he purchased a 1962 
Ford sedan from | l 


When reviewed on May 20, 1964, the Merchants 
Credit Association records reflected that subject was employed 
by Gordon Transportation Company, Birmingham, as a truck driver; 
and that on October 31, 1963, he filed a bankruptcy petition, 
and fifteen creditors were listed, with claims totaling $2,696.83. 


3 




f 


EH 157-476 


When reviewed on October 5, 1965, the Merchants 
Credit Association records reflected that, in addition to 
the above, there were three claims against subject totaling 
$248,505 and that on February 13, 1965, Gordon Transportation 
Federated Credit Union of Memphis, Tennessee, held a chattel 
mortgage on a Chevrolet, and $1,669.16 was due. 

The following arrest record is current , as of 
October 5, 1965: 

Sheriff's Office. Birmingham, Alabama, arrested 
under #48376, June 12, 1948 - Marine in transit - no disposition. 

September 29, 1949 - Marine straggler, no disposition. 

April 30, 1947 - Disorderly Conduct - $25.00 and 
costs, 30 days suspended. 

Police Department, Birmingham, Alabama, has no 
record for subject. 

Recorders Court, Birmingham, Alabama, January 18, 

1963 - Using profanity over telephone - $50.00 plus costs, 

30 days appealed. 

No additional arrests were reflected on FBI Iden- 
tification record dated August 13, 1965, under FBI Number 
284129A. 


EMPLOYMENT: 


Present employment - Gordon Transportation Company , 
1341 26th Avenue, North, Birmingham, Alabama, as truck driver 
since February 21 , 1956. 


Past employments 


truck driver, 


Miami , 
1945; 


Florida , 


b6 

b7C 


Engle Iron Works, 904 4th Avenue, 
Birmingham, welder, 1946 - 1947; 


Wilson and Company, construction 
concern, Omaha, Nebraska, no dates; 


4 





(Continued) 



H 

< 


n b6 

carpenter, 

latter part 1950; b7C 

Baggett Transportation Company, 
1951 - 1955, 


RESIDENCE; 

2412 Avenue I, Ensley , Birmingham, Alabama. 


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 


Name: 

Race: 

Sex: 

Height : 

Weight : 

Hair: 

Eyes: 

Build: 
Complexion : 
Social Security 
Scars and Marks 


Characteristics 


Relatives: 

Father: 


Mother : 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 

White 

Male 

6 * - 6 * 1 " 

185 - 190 pounds 

Blond 

Blue 

Medium 


Ruddv 

Tattoo "BOBBY" , left upper arm; 
PS left knee; "S3" right foot; 

PS left elbow; VS left arm. 

No upper teeth; back broken, 
May 20, 1963, wore brace 
from May. 196 3 - September, 
1963/1 I 


b2 


b6 

b7C 


5 



• • 


BE 15*7=476 

Wif® : 

Children: 

(Ages In November 
1963) 


Brother : 

b6 

Sisters: b7C 


'-f-ss-r 

4,: £ d/t£- t 4 f' 


NIRA VIRGSNIAfCHERRY, 


2412 Avenue I , Ensley , 
Birmingham, Alabama 


VEHICLES: 


1963 white or cream Chevrolet station wagon , 

1965 Alabama license 1A-35765; 

1954 International pickup truck, one-half ton, 
red and white, 1965 Alabama license X-H/l-8444. 

1953 Cadillac, black, two door, 1965 Alabama 
license 1A-5522. 

1958 gray and white Pontiac, 1965 Alabama 
license 1A-89269. 

Vehicles previously owned: 

1960 Corvair, four door sedan, white over black, 
1965 Alabama license 1A-29378. 

1955 Oldsmobile 88, two door, 1965 Alabama license 

1A-5521. 


6 



BH 157 <=47 6 


• • 


On October 5, 1965;, the Jefferson County Department 
of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Records, reflected that the above 
described 1955 Oldsmobile and 1953 Cadillac were registered 
t© subject. 

A black pickup truck with a spotlight, 1965 Alabama 
license 1-H/l -14180, was parked at subject's residence on the 
night of May 23-24, 1965. 


PHOTOGRAPH ; 

INTO , ONI , OSI , and Secret Service are each being 
furnished one photograph of BOBBY FRANK CHERRY. 


SPECIAL ABILITIES OF SUBJECT, INCLUDING 

KNOWLEDGE OF WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES: 

On October 9, 1963, subject advised that he owned a 
.38 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber rifle, and a carbine. 

On July 24, 1964, the files of the Jefferson County 
Sheriff's Office, Birmingham, Alabama, revealed that subject 
had been Issued a pistol permit. 

On October 28, 1964, subject advised that he had had 
training in the use of explosives while in the military service, 
and said, to detonate an explosive, he would use either a 
fuse, which he would light by hand, or an electric blasting 
cap, detonated by an alarm clock mechanism. He added that 
another type of detonator could b© achieved by using chemicals 
in conjunction with a fuse or blasting cap. He said either 
nitric or sulphuric acid could be placed in a plastic container 
similar to the type used to hold pills. He said powdered sugar 
or an unknown chemical would then b@ mixed and inserted into 
a larger size gelatin capsule, of the type used by farmers to 
administer medication to livestock. He said the gelatin 
.capsule then would be dropped into the acid container, the 
acid would then dissolve the capsule, resulting in a chemical 
fire of intense heat, which would be capable of igniting the 
dynamite fuse. He said he had not personally seen this type 
of device used or tested , and was otherwise unable to determine 
how he had obtained information concerning the device. He said 
it is possible the Boy Scouts of America have demonstrated the 
use of this process in starting fires in some of their scientific 
demonstrations. 


7 


A characterization of the UKA is set forth in the 
Appendix of this report. 

ASSOCIATES: 


/ (1) Admitted by, subject: 





BE 157=476 


b6 

b7C 


(2) Individuals who claim to know or be 

associates of subject (other than those admitted 
by subject): 




( 3 ) Various other individuals have stated that subject 
has been seen with or is associates with the following individuals 





BH 157-476 



A characterisation of the NSRP is set forth in the 
Appendix of this report. 



STATEMENTS BY SUBJECT CONCERTO© VIOLENCE 
AND ACTIVITY IN RACIAL SITUATION: 


On October 9, 1963, subject was asked his whereabouts 
on September 15, 1963, at the time of th® 16th Street Baptist b6 
Church bombing, and he stated that he is not sure where he was, 
except on that Sunday morning, he got up a little late, ate b7C 

his breakfast, and left horn® about 11:30, going to | 

Modern Sign Shop, to give him a hand. On September 25, 1963, 
the time of the bombing at 16th and Center Streets, he was 
at hom e in bed. On September 4, 1963, the time of the bombing 
off the I residence , he was at home because he heard 

about it on the radi o. On th e night of August 20, 1963, the 
first bombing of the | 1 residence , he stated he was at 

home and heard about it on television, and recalled saying 
to himself, M I hop® it killed him.” 


11 




BH 157-476 


Subject stated be was invited to the Cahaba River 
Bridge to attend a meeting of a mew Klan~type organization, 
but be "does not remember who invited him. He said he did 

not go. He' stated he was a member of the Security Guard 
of the Klan. 


Subject stated if he has a problem, he will handle 
it himself, and related that a month or two ago, a group of 
Negroes threw rocks on his lawn, and h© went into the house 
and got his .22 caliber rifl®. H® took on® shot at them, 
aiming at their feet , and the Negroes "took off.-- — He said 

abou- t; » year aip p r he was at the home of 1 I 

with 


auro, he 
_ and [ 
Flos or 


putting mew grips on his (subject’s. 

He put the gun on a table for a minute or two, 
must have loaded it, because a couple of minutes later _ 
picked up the gun ynd tried j .t out, and the gun went off 


1 and they were 
.38 caliber revolver. 

and someone 
he 


the bullet hit 


in the stomach. He stated he 


promptly rushed | I to the hospital . where he was treated 


for gunshot wound. 


b6 

b7C 


On October 27, 1963, subject denied any knowledge 
or participation in am incident involving the beating of a 
Negro at the Krystal Kitchen Restaurant, in the Woodlawn b7C 

area of Birmingham, on December 3, 1961. He also denied 
being involved or participating in am incident which occurred 
ok April 6. 1961, a t Odenville, Alabama, where a farmer by 
the name of I 1 was approached by a group of white men 

because they were harboring a Negro child. 

b2 

b7D 


On January 17, 1964, subject advised that he had 
no information concerning the bombing of the 16th Street 
Baptist Church, or any other bombing in the Birmingham area. 
He said he is not presently a member of the BKA, and about 
one year ago he had been an active member of Eastview Klavern 
Number 13, but had resigned his membership, since several 
members of that Klavern advocated violence with regard to the 


12 




/ 


'UH 157-476 


prevention of integration, and with regard to the racial 
situation in general in Birmingham. He said he had been 
contacted by Klan members and asked to rejoin, but refused 
because of their attitude toward violence. He said he is 
opposed to all types of violence, and believes the racial 
situation in Birmingham should only be handled through 
judicial action, rather than violence. 

On June 26, 1964, subject again stated that he was 
no longer associated with the UKA, that h@ was in no way in- 
volved in the bombings in this area, and that he was opposed 
to all types of violence in connection with the racial 
situation. 


not 
K1 avern 


On September 23 
associating with 
Number 13 , but 
at his home , 

When asked if he 


any 


, subject said that he had 
of the members of East vlew 


it 


stopped in to see 

with him about things in 
any meetings of 
in the Cahaba Heights area, 
any meetings were being held 


b6 

b7C 


pKfST 

Klan members who were meeting 
he said he was not aware that 
by Klan members, except for the Eastview and Bessemer Klaverns. 
He said he held much different views and opinions on inte- 
gration than most people, and "the only reason I didn’t do 
the church bombing was maybe because someone beat me to it." 


On September 30, 1964, subject was asked if he 
ever wanted to dynamite the 16th Street Baptist Church, or 
if anyone ever asked him to do so. He responded negatively 
to both questions, and stated that if he had something 
against that particular church, he would "have done something 
to th© pastor,” and mot kill innocent children. 


On December 29, 1964, subject ad vised that he was 
interviewed by Colonel | I of the Alabama 

State Troopers, at the St. Francis Motel in Birmingham* con- b7C 
corning the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Subject 
denied participation in the bombing, or in any other bombings, 
and said he does not know who might be talking against him, 
but if he goes to jail for three years, he will make sure 
to get those who put him there when he gets out. When asked 
specifically about the 16th Street Baptist Church , he said 
he had no part in that bombing, and would personally kill 


13 



BH 157=476 



anyone who said h® did. When 'asked about what testimony 
he would give to a Grand Jury, subject " said w That 5 s when 
the Fifth Amendment will com® in handy.” 

On March 16, 1965, while being interviewed con- 
cerning the bombing ©f th@ 16th Street Baptist Church, 
subject stated that if he wanted to bomb this church, he 
would probably use two cars, and only two men. One man 
would be the lookout and parked somewhere in the immediate 
vicinity, while the other man would drive in the area, 
park his car, and plant the bomb. He indicated he was 
in favor of such a plan, since he would not want too many 
people involved. When asked if such a bomb could be placed 
or thrown against a building, in view of utilizing a timing 
device, CHERRY stated the bomb could still be thrown, since 
a timing device such as a clock could be placed in material 
similar to styrofoam or other packing material associated 
with the shipping of portable radios. He later speculated 
that due to the excessive weight of a bomb, and the fragile 
nature of a clock or other timing device, it might be laid 
down, rather than thrown. 


14 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


'fD- 302 (Rev. 5-15-64) ^ 


1 


Date Jane 30 , 1965 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, 2412 Avenue I, Ensley, was * 
Interviewed in Birmingham and after being made aware of the } 
identity of the interviewing Ag ents and the natur e of the 
interview, he was advised by SA | | that he need 

not make any statement, that any statement he might make could 
subsequently be used against him in a court of law and that 
he had a right to consult legal counsel, before making any 
statement. 


CHERRY advised that he is still employed on a regular b6 
basis with Gordon' Trucking Company as a driver and has been 
working every day. He stated thsst his health is generally good b7C 
but he has been having trouble of late with a very nervous 
stomach which he attributes to an incident occurri ng about two 
year s ago wherein i|g acci dental! j shot and wounded \_ 


I I 


at the home of 


? 


When questioned specifically whether he was once again 
a member of the Eastvlew Klavern of the United Klans of America, 
Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, CHERRY advised that he is 
not associating at all with any members of the Klan. It was b 
pointed out to him by the interviewing Agents that he had 
recently filled out an application for reinstatement in the 
Eastvlew Klav ern. to which he immediately replied, "That no 

good g — d | l after which he admitted that he 

had filled out an application for reinstatement but had changed 
his mind and has not been to any meetings of Eastvlew Klavern 
since his application. He advised that he has given the Klan 
serious thought of late and decided that although he is still 
very much in sympathy with Klan policies concerning segregation 
he feels that the Klan has become an organization which concerns 
itself with politics when it should be concerned more with the 
problems of racial segregation. 


' When que stioned specifically about his association with b6 

|and the National States Rights Party (NSRP) , 

CHERRY advisee that he does not have anything to do with that b ' 

"bunch" either. It was then pointed out to him that it is 

known he recently put up a billboard , depicting MARTIN LUTHER KING 


On 


by 


6/22/65 


_at 


Birmingham, Alabama 


.File # 


BH 174-6 
BH 157-352 
BH 157-476 


Inspector 
and SA 


or r 



/el a 


-Date dictated 


6/24/65 


b2 

b6 

”b7C 

b7D 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 

15 




BH 174-6 
BH 157-352 
BH 157-476 


as a communist, in t he compa ny of and that he had 

furnished a story to 1 I which is expected to appear in the 


"The Thunderbolt" , after which 


next issue of the NSRP newspaper 
CHERRY related that he h as been to H SR? Headquarters several 
times and conferred with I I and furnished him with a 

story relating how he 


b7C 


harassment tactics. 


has been a subject o f FBI 
CHERRY stated that 


has a good 


organization, but like the Klan, concentrates too much oh 
politics an d not en ough on preventing racial Integration. He 
stated that [ 1 will go out of his way to gain a prospective 


member's confidence and then turn around and try to use him for 
his own purposes. As an example CHERRY stated that[™ 


complained to him that he could not get anyone to help him 
erect the MARTIN LUTHER KING billboard for fear of physical harm 
from irate Negroes. CHERRY stated, "I told l | I would put 

up his billboard and shoot the first S.Q.B. t hat tried to 
stop me." CHERRY related that he and I l out up this billboard 


near 5 Points West about April 1, 1965. 


CHER RY stated that he fir st went to see 


the request of 
associate with 


at 


and still continues to _ 
lirom time xb time. He advised that \_ 


b( 


comes to see him occasional ly but ha s not been around in the last 
week or so. 


kf 


came to see him once a while 


He stated that 

back when he was not at home and proceeded to get in a "cuss fight’ 
Uwith his (CHERRY's) wife. He said that he had to straighten 

I out after this incident and has been frien dly with him 
th yueh he h as heard rumors that I I wife has 

^Jto "stay away from that sorrv BOBBY CpE RRY" . 


since 
instructed 


He admitted th at he has been asked by both 


5 


1 


and 


to help them picket the FBI Building and has told 
them ootn that he would , but expressed some doubt whether he 


would help them picket. 


When questioned generally whether he was behaving 
himself, CHERRY stated to the interviewing Agents that they 
must already be aware of a recent incident wherein he had occasion 
to "slap the (obscene) out of a nigger at the 'Birmingham News'." 
When questioned for more specific information, CHERRY advised that 
his 14 year old son was a newspaper delivery boy and a few weeks 
previously had had some trouble with a 19 year old Negro boy 
who had stolen his ball of string used for tying the newspapers. 


16 









r 




BH 174=6 
BH 157=352 
BH 157=476 
3 


Upon hearing this CHEERY stated he went to the newspaper stand 
and questioned the Negro who denied the theft. CHERRY said he 
slapped the Negro around good and the four or five' other Negroes 
who were standing around ran and called the police. He said 
when he realized they had called the police he left in a hurry 
and has not heard anything about the incident since and has not 
let his son go back to his delivery job. CHERRY was asked if this 
was the son who injured his finger in the explosion of what was 
described as a match -he ad bomb. He stated it was and again 
denied that this injury resulted from the explosion of a dynamite 
cap. He said his son had made what the kids in the neighborhood 
describe as a "spoke bomb" made by filling the hollow spoke of 
a motorcycle wheel with match heads and then inserting. a metal 
rod smaller^, than;? the. spoke, .into,. the spoke where it packs the match 
heads tight and when a lighted match is held under the spoke the 
head ignites the match heads causing the rod to fly out of the 
spoke with great force. He explained that his son was tapping 
the metal rod into the spoke when the match heads ignited causing 
the rod to injure his finger. 

CHERRY once again denied any implication in the building 
or setting out of green dynamite bombs in Birmingham on March 21, 

1964 and April 1, 1965, and also any implication in the bombing of 
the 16th Street Baptist Church in September, 1963. He stated that 
he was given a lie detector test concerning the green dynamite 
bombs by a state Investigator who told him that he had passed the 
test with flying colors. When told by the interviewing Agents 
that he was still considered a logical suspect in the 16th 
Street Baptist Church bombing, CHERRY replied with a nervous 
laugh and stated that anyone is entitled to his opinion and that 
he did not mind if we considered him a suspect but stated that he 
was getting a little tired of Agents talking to his neighbors and 
snooping around his house and the alley behind his house at all 
hours of the day and night. He stated that his wife is especially 
disturbed by this activity and is a nervous wreck because of it. 

At one point in the conversation CHERRY asked what reason b6 
existed for the bombing of the Negro family who lives in the 
neighb orhood of Gord on Trucking Company (referring to the bombing t>7 
of the | | residence on April 1, 1965). He stated he has 

never heard of these Negroes nor heard of their engaging in any 


17 



BH 174-6 
BH 157-352 
BH 157-476 
4 


activity which would warrant their tpeing b orobed th 
bombs were set down at th e homes of 

I He s tated 

why someone would want to bomb| 


that 


? 


e could 
house 


same 

and 


day 


understand 
because of 


1 1 * — 

that L_ 

and other lawyers such as 

and | | 

1 would 

De more likely targets for a bombing 

than the 


Negro family. 


b6 

b7C 


At this point in the interview, which was conducted by 
CHERRY* s truck in the alley behind the 2121 Building, a green 
Oldsmobile pulled up to where CHERRY and the interviewing Agents 
were standing, whereupon the occupant, speaking to CHERRY said, 
"Are you having any trouble? I don't have my gun with me but 
I can go home and get it.** CHERRY told the occupant that he 
was not having trouble. CHERRY and the occupant then discussed 
the large confederate flag painted on the roof of the car and 
the i ndividu al drove off. CHERRY said that this man is named 
(FNU) | I but would not discuss him further. This car is 

described as a I960 Old smobile, green in color, bearing 1965 
Alabama tag #1 I later determined to be registered to 


During the interview it was noted that CHERRY’S 
shoes were covered with a reddish-brown substance which he 
explained is a substance used to give a reddish color to 
concrete when it is used for decorative purposes. He stated 
that he has hauled this stuff in his truck and is using some 
himself in a concrete walk he is building in his backyard. 

The interviewing Agents suggested to CHERRY that 
since he was not implicated in any bombing activity he would 
have no objections if the Agents visited at his home where they b7C 
could talk at greater length and have a look around his house 
and property. CHERRY was visibly annoyed at this suggestion 
and stated that such an arrangement would be impossible. He 
stated that his wife was upset enough over the FBI’s activity 
and would not tolerate Agents snooping around her house. He 
continued that if the Agents tried to gain access to his house, 
he would be forced to see his lawyer and get a court injunct ion. 
CHERRY stated that he retains the services of | 1 as 

his attorney. 


18 






BH 174-6 
BH 157-352 
BH 157-476 
5 


CHERRY advised that he no longer owns a 1960 Corvair 
automobile, stating that he sold this to his minister and bought 
a 1958 gray and white Pontiac with 1965 Alabama tag # 1A-89269. 

CHERRY advised that he is currently /'fixing up" his 
house in order to rent it out for a few months. He stated he 
plans oh selling his house in the near future to the Pure Oil 
Company. He stated that he plans on moving out into the country 
in order to get out of his present neighborhood which he described 
as being run down and full of drunks. He concluded the interview 
at this point and reaffirmed his position on racial integration 
by stating, "My kids will never go to school with no niggers - 
I'll move out in the country and build my own school if necessary.' 




BH 157-476 


MISCELLANEOUS: 


On December 11 , 1963 , \ | advlsed there are several 
suspects whom he considers dangerous, and whom he believes 
may attempt violence against Agents. He characterized BOBBY 
CHERRY as ’’meaner than snakes,” and advised extreme caution 
should be used in any contact with him, since he is capable 
of killing. 


b2 

b7D 


20 


APPENDIX 


UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA, INC., 
KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN 


Records of Superior Court of Fulton County, 
Georgia, reflect that this Klan organization was granted 
a corporate charter on February 21, 1961, at Atlanta, 
Georgia, under the name United Klans, Knights of the Ku 
Klux Klan of America, Inc. 

A source advised on February 27, 1961, that 
United Klans was formed as a result of a split in U. S. 
Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc., According to 
the source, the split resulted from a leadership dispute 
and United Klans has the same aims and objectives as the 
parent group. These are the promotion of Americanism, 
white supremacy and segregation of the races. 

The first source and a second source advised 
in July, 1961, that United Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux 
Klan of America, Inc., merged with Alabama Knights, Knights 
of the Ku Klux Klan. The merged organization established 
headquarters in Suite 401, the Alston Buil ding. Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama. (The organization is directed by I [ 

Imperial Wizard, and is the dominant Klan group in the 
South, with units in several Southern states.) 

Second source advised that at a meeting at 
Prattville, Alabama, on October 22, 1961, the U. S. Klans, 
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, merged with the United Klans 
of America, Inc,, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. 

Third source advised on August 4, 1965, that the 
United Klans of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 
is currently an active organization, with K1 ave r ns in 
several Sou thern states. This source said that I | 

is the Imperial Wizard of this organization 
and was last elected to this position on September 5, 1964, 
at a National Klonvocation in Birmingham, Alabama. Source 
said that the activity of the UKA is increasing and that 
the national office remains in Suite 401, Alston Building, 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 


APPENDIX 


21 



I 




NATIONAL STATES RIGHTS PARTY 
(NSRP) 


On November 26, 1957, a source advised that the 
United White Party (UWP) was organized at a convention held 
in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 10, 1957. An article 
in the November 26, 1957, issue of the "Greenville Piedmont," 
a newspaper of Greenville, South Carolina, reported "the 
recent formation of a new political party, to be known as 
the United White Party." According to the article, the 
party was formed at a recently held meeting in Knoxville, 
Tennessee, at which many Klansmen were represented. The 
UWP was reported as being opposed to all "race mixing or- 
ganizations and individuals." 

The July, 1958, issue of "The Thunderbolt," self- 
described as the "official Racial Nationalist Organ of the 
National States Rights Party" (NSRP) , reported that rank 
and file "States Righters" had merged with the UWP under 
"the banner of the National States Rights Party," with 
national offices at Post Office Box 261, Jeffersonville, 
Indiana . 


In November, 1958, a source advised that the NSRP 
is composed of past members of Klan-type organizations and 
notorious anti-Semites. 

Issue No. 19, dated June, 1960, of "The Thunderbolt" 
announced the address of the headquarters of the NSRP had 
been changed from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Post Office 
Box 783, Birmingham, Alabama. 

Issue No. 69, dated July, 1965, of "The Thunder- 
bolt" announced the address of the new headquarters of the 
NSRP as Post Office Box 184, Augusta, Georgia. 

On August 4, 1965, a so urce advised th at I 1 

| of the NSRP and I I of 

"me xnunderboit," is tne individual who actually ! I 

the NSRP. 


"The Thunderbolt" continues to publish articles 
attacking Negroes and persons of the Jewish faith. 


APPENDIX 

* 

22 


b6 

b7C 



• * 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
1400 - 2121 Building 

Birmingham, Alabama 35203 
October 15, 1965 

Title: 

Character: 

Reference : 


All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished 
reliable information in the past. 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 
RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


b6 

b7C 


Report of SA 
at Birmingham, dated 
October 15, 1965. 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


This document contains neither recommendations 
nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and 
its contents are not to be distributed outside 
your agency. 





(Sfev. 3-3-59) 


/ 


Reporting Office 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF 1NVESWAT10N 


BIRMINGHAM 


Office of Origin 

BIRMINGHAM 


Title of Cote 


5/26/66 


I Report made by 


Investigative Period 


11/29/65-5/10/66 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Character of Case 


RM (KLAN) 


SUPPLEMENTAL NONPROSECUTIVE SUMMARY 


REFERENCE : 


Report of SA | 
at Birmingham , datec 


j 



r P* - 


ADMINISTRATIVE 


This case is being placed in a pending inactive 
status for a period of six months, after which time it will 
be reopened, and subject's activities brought up-to-date 
and reported. 

INFORMANTS :■ 

Careful consideration has been given to the use 
of T symbols in this report. In view of the KKK's potential 
for violence, the symbols have been used to protect the / 

sources of information . ,, (j 


Approved 


!/ I 


Special 
In Ch\ 


Coptesfmaie- 7 K , , •• ■ \ 

1 ■-/>' . . \ 

"/-Bureau ( 174 - 7 (RM) . . 

2-INTC, Birmingham (RM) v - ^ 

1-NIS0, Birmingham (RM) 

1-OSI, Birmingham (RM) 

1- Secret Service , Birmingham (RM) 

2- Birmingham (157-476) 


Do not write in spaces below 


//- '2 


9 MAY 311366 


SX-M, 


Notations: At 


DEPTlSEfc CRD., 

DATE FORW:^-'^ W tgp 

HOW FORW; ft f >( 

BY: 


% ' - 




r 




•r 


I 


BH 157-476 


Identity of Source: 


File where Located: 
157-476-148, 149 


LEAD ; 


BIRMINGHAM DIVISION 


b2 

b7D 


At Birmingham, Alabama; 

Will, at the expiration of six months, review file 
and report activities of subject. 






..-'D-204 (Rev., 3-3-59) 

'* * 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

vV / 

2 - INTC , Birmingham (RM) 

1 - NISO, Birmingham (RM) 

Copy to: 1 - OSI , Birmingham (RM) 

1 - Secret Service , Birmingham (RM) 



R«port ofi SA I I OBic*i Birmingham 

Date 5/26766 


Field Office File #: BH 157-476 


Bureau File it 174—78 


Title: BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


b6 

b7C 


Character: RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


Synopiis: BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, 2412 Avenue I, Ensley , Birmingham, 

Alabama, is a white male American, date of birth 
6/2/29, 6/20/29, or 6/20/30, at Mineral Springs, 
Alabama, and continues to reside at home in Ensley, 
Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and children. 

Subject still employed as truck driver.. forbGo rdam 

Transportation Company. Birmingham. Alabama. I 


/ Subject currently owns and operates 

1963 Chevrolet station wagon, 1966 Alabama license 
1A-4993 , and 1947 Ford one-half ton pickup truck, 

1966 Alabama license l-H/I-8536. CAUTION SHOULD BE 
USED WHEN CONTACTING SUBJECT. BECAUSE OF HIS ALLEGED 
PART I C I PAT I 01T T N ~' A C T5 OF VI ' OL ENCE'7~lKTrHI5 STATEMENTS 
INDICATING PROPENSITY FOR VIOLENCET - 

- P* - 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and Is loaned to 
your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 


1 


T 



BH 157-476 


BACKGROUND; 

RESIDENCE ; 

2412 Avenue I, Ensley , Birmingham, Alabama. 
EMPLOYMENT : 


On February 2, 1966,1 I 

~1 Gordan Transportation Company, 1341 26th Avenue, 
North, Birmingham, Alabama, advised that subject is still 
employed by that company as an intercity truck driver. 

CURRENT POSITION; 

Subject is not presently a member of the United 
Klans of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (UKA). 

A characterization of the UKA is set forth in 
the Appendix of this report. 


b6 

b7C 


AUTOMOBILES ; 

On February 3, 1966, the records of the Jefferson 
County Department of Revenue, Birmingham, Alabama, were 
checked, and disclosed that the following vehicles were 
currently registered to subject: 

1963 Chevrolet station wagon, Vehicle Identifi- 
cation Number 31535A146648 , bearing 1966 Alabama license 
1A-4993, color white. 

1947 Ford one-half ton pickup truck, Vehicle 
Identification Number 799C13884, bearing 1966 Alabama license 
l-H/I-8536. This truck is black with white trim around the 
cab and on the sides of the hood. It has twin exhausts ex- 
tending upwards, one on each side and near the rear of the 
cab. 

PHOTOGRAPH ; 

Photographs of subjects are being maintained in 
the files of the Birmingham Division. 




2 



0 £ § 

APPENDIX ' 


UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA, . INC. , 
KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN 


Records of Superior Court of Fulton County, 

Georgia, reflect that this Klan organization was granted 
a corporate charter on February 21, 1961, at Atlanta, 

Georgia, under the name United Klans, Knights of the Ku 
Klux Klan of America, Inc. 

A source advised on February 27, 1961, that 
United Klans was formed as a result of a split in U ( . S. 

Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc. According to 
the source, the split resulted from a leadership dispute 
and United Klans has the same aims and objectives as the 
parent group. These are the promotion of Americanism, 
white supremacy and segregation of the races. - 

The first source and a second source advised 
in July, 1961, that United Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux 
Klan of America, Inc., merged with Alabama Knights, Knights 
of the Ku Kluix Klan. The merged organization established 
headquarters in Suite 401, the Alston Building, Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama. (The 1 organization is directed by Robert Shelton, 
Imperial Wizard, and is the dominant Klan group in the 
South, with units in several Southern States.) 

Second source advised that at a meeting at 
Prattville, Alabama, on October 22, 1961, the U. S. Klans, 
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, merged with the United Klans 

of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. 

... ..... 

Third source advised on August 4, 1965, that; the 
United Klans of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, 
is currently an active organization, with Klaverns in several 
southern states. This source said that Robert M, Shelton is 
the Imperial Wizard of this organization, and was last elected 
to this position on September 5, 1964, at a National Klonvo- 
cation in Birmingham, Alabama. Source said that the activity 
of the UKA is increasing, and that the national office remains 
in Suite 401, Alston Building, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

APPENDIX 


4 * 


/ 

’ FD-323 (Re»\ 11-29-61) 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

1400 - 2121 Building 
Birmingham, Alabama 35203 
May 26, 1966 


Title 


BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Character 

Reference 


RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


Report of SA 


b6 


at Birmingham, dated May 26, 1966. b7C 


All sources (except any listed "below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside 
your agency. 




Reporting Officto 


BIRMINGHAM 


TttU of Cos* 


C3 , 

BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY 


Investigative Period 


8/16/66 - 1/3/67 


Non-Prosecut lye Supplemental 



SUMMARY 


Report 


REFERENCE ; Report of SA 
ADMINISTRATIVE: 


at Birmingham, 5/26/66. 


This case is being placed in a pending inactive 
status for a period of six months, after which time it will 
be reopened and subject’s activities brought up to date and 
reported . 

INFORMANTS : 

Careful consideration has been given to the y 

use of T symbols in this report jn view of the KKK’s potential 
for violence. The symbols have been used to protect these f j 
sources of information. i 


Identity of Source: 


File Where Located: 


Approved 


Copies made 


( f )- Bureau (157-4412) 0RM)\ 
2 - INTC, Birmingham (RM) J 
1 - NISO, Birmingham (RM)' 

1 - OSI, Birmingham (RM) 

1 - SS, Birmingham (RM) 

2 - Birmingham (157-476) 


Do not write in spaces below 



3 3 JAN 23 196/ 














t 

i 


FD-204 (Rev. 3-3-59) 


# • 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


2 

Copy to: 1 


INTC, Birmingham (RM) 
NISO, Birmingham (RM) 


1 

1 


OSI, Birmingham (RM) 
SS, Birmingham (RM) 


Report ofiSA | 

Do.., 1/WB7 


Office Birmingham 


b6 

b7C 


Field Office Pile ft BH 157-476 


Bureau File ft 157 — 4412 


Tl»|„ BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY 


Character, RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


Synoptii, BOBBIE FRA NK( CHERRY , 2412 Avenue I, Ensley, Alabama, 
continues to be employed as a driver by the Gordon 
Transportation Company, Birmingham, Alabama. Subject 
curreirtlyinot a member of any Klan organization. 

Subject currently owns and operates 1963 Chevrolet 
station wagon. Current credit and criminal investigation 
regarding subject included. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED 
WHEN CONTACTING SUBJECT BECAUSE OF HIS A LLMeO PARTICIPA- 
TION IN ACTS OF VIOtENCE AMT HI'S STATEMENTS INMCATFH 
PROPENSITY FOR VIOLENCE 


P*- 


DETAILS: 


BACKGROUND 


RESIDENCE: 


2412 Avenue I, Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama. 
EMPLOYMENT : 


On January 3, 1967, 

Gordon Transportation company, 1341 2t>th Avenue 


North, Birmingham, Alabama, advised that subject is 
employed by that company as a truck driver. 


b6 

b7C 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It Is the property of the FBI and Is loaned to 
your agency; it and Its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 




BH 157-476 


& 




CURRENT POSITION IN THE KLAN : 

A characterization of the United Klans of 
America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is set 
forth as a part of the appendix of this report. 


AUTOMOBILE: 


Subject and operates a 1963 Chevrolet 

station wagon, VIN 31535A146648, white in color. 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION: 


On January 3, 1967, 


] Merchants 


Credit Association, Birmingham, Alabama, advised that her 
file indicates that BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY, of 2412 Avenue I, 
Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama, continues to be employed by 
the Gordon Transportation Company, as a truck driver. 

After filing, aif* a bankrupt in October of 1963, subject 
has continued to exhibit a propensity for being a credit 
risk, as evidenced by five claims filed against him 
since that period, mostly by physicians and hospitals 
concerning bills for medical care. 


On January 3, 1967, | | 

Birmingham Recorders Court, advised that on February 25, 
1966, BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY was placed under a $100 peace 
bond by Judge J. EARL LANGNER. He was ordered to keep 
the peace and not to carry out anv threats against 

| and to keep the 

peace vn the community for a period of one year from 
that date. 


b2 

b7D 


b6 

b7C 


bb 

b7C 


2 







- FD-323 (Rev. 11-29-61) 


# 



In Reply, Pleate Rqfer to 
File No. 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

Birmingham, Alabama 35203 
January 18, 1967 


Title BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY 


Character RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


Reference Report of SA 

dated January 18, 1967, aTT 
Birmingham, Alabama. 


b6 

b7C 


All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed In referenced communication have furnished reliable 
Info mat ion in the past. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside 
your agency. 


of fie* of Origin 


Investigative Period 


BTKttXGML 


12/15/66 - 1/22/68 


Title of Cat# 


BOBBIE FRANK CHEERY 


SUPPLEMENTAL NONPROSECUH* summary REPORT 



REFERENCE: Report of SA 


ADMINISTRATIVE : 


at Birmingham, 1/18/6?. 


- P* - 


This case is being placed in a pending inactive status for 
a period of six months, after which time it will be reopened and 
subject's activities brought up to date and Reported. /Ilf 1 

Information included in this report was received prior to 
date of rerep but not included. 

INFORMANTS : 

Careful consideration has been given to the use of T 
symbols in this report in view of the KKK's potential for violence. 
The symbols have been used to protect these sources of information. 


Approved / , ^ 
Copies made: 


Special Agent 
In Charge 


Do not write in spaces below 


Bureau (157-4412) (RM) 

2 - 111th MIG, Birmingham (RM) 

1 - NIC, Birmingham (RM) 

1 - OSI, Birmingham (RM) 

1 - Secret Service, Birmingham (RM) 

2 - Birmingham (157-476) 


14 74 y/' c2. 


4 f£B a.isu 







BH 157-476 


IDENTITY OF SOURCE FILE WHERE LOCATED 


157-476-167 


LEADS : 

BIRMINGHAM : 

AT BIRMINGHAM. ALABAMA : 

Will, at the expiration of six months, review 
file and report activities of subject. 


B* 

COVER PAGE 




FD-204 (Rev. 3-3-59) 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL bureau of investigation 


2 - 111th MIG, Birmingham CRM) 

1 - NIC, Birmingham (RM) 

Copy to, 1 - OSI , Birmingham (RM) 

1 - Secret Service, Birmingham (RM) 


Report of: SA 

Do»«: January 30, 1968 


Office: BIRMINGHAM 


Field Offlco File if: 157 “476 


Bureau File ft 157—4412 


Title: BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY 


Character. RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


Synopii,. BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY, white male American, resides at 509 
9th Avenue, Pleasant Grove, Alabama. He is employed as 
an intra-city truck driver for Gordon Transportation 
Company, Birmingham, Alabama. Subject is not now a 
member of any Klan organization. Subject currently 
inactive in all racial activity according to established 
sources. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN CONTACTING SUBJECT 

because of his mHanj'pamciP&Tiow in xct5^f~yicitnce 


BACKGROUND 


RESIDENCE 


On February 28, 1967, 

I — I advised that BUBBJL1 

CHERRY and his family moved from 2412 Avenue I, to 


Pleasant Grove, Alabama, a few weeks prior to this contact. 


On February 28, 1967, 

Pleasant Grove Police Department, vreasant troi 
AiaDAM a, advised that BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY lives at 509 
9th Avenue, Pleasant Grove, Alabama, with his family. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI* It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to 
your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 


t 




/ 





BH 157=476 


On January 24, 1968, [ 


Pleasant Grove Police Department, Pleasant Grove, 
, advised that BOBBIE FRANK CHERRY continues to 


Alabama, 

reside at 509 9th Avenue, Pleasant Grove, Alabama. 


b6 

b7C 


EMPLOYMENT 


North, 
CHERRY 
driver , 


On February 28, 1967, 


Gordon Transportation Company, 1341 26th Avenue, 
Birmingham, Alabama, advised that BOBBIE FRANK 
is employed by his company as an intra-city truck 


b6 

b7C 


On January 24, 1968, I l eonflrmed b6 

the above information that CHERRY is still employed by 
the Gordon Transportation Company. b7 


CURRENT POSITION IN THE KLAN 


A characterization of the United Klans of 
America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, is set forth 
as a part of the appendix of this report. 


b2 

b7D 


AUTOMOBILE 

Automobile currently owned and operated by 
subject is unknown at the present time. 


2 






APPENDIX 


UNITED KLA33 OF AMERICA, INC., 
KNIGHTS OF « m MX KL AN (gffl) 


Records of Superior Court of Fulton County, 
Georgia, reflect that this Xian organization was granted 
a corporate charter on February 21, 1961, at Atlanta, 
Georgia, under the name United Klans, Knights of the Ku 
Klux Xian of America, Inc. 

A source advised on February 27, 1961, that 
United Xlans was formed as a result of a split in U. S. 
Kians, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc. According to 
the source, the split resulted from a leadership dispute, 
and United Klans has the same aims and objectives as the 
parent group. These are the promotion of Americanism, 
white supremacy, and segregation ©f the races. 

The first source and a second source advised in 
July, 1961, that United Klaas, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan 
of America, Inc., merged with Alabama Knights, Knights ©f 
the Ku Klux Klan. The merged organization established 
headquarters in Suite 491, Alston Building, Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama. (The organization is directed bv I I 

Imperial Wizard, and is the dominant Klan group In the 
South, with units in several southern states.) 

Second source advised that at a meeting in 
Prattville, Alabama, on October 22, 1981, the B. S. Klans, 
Knights ©f the Ku Klu^ Klam, merged with the United Klans 
of America, Sac., Xnlgfets of the Xu Klux Klan. 


Third soutce advised! ©at 2.2 ay 23, 1967, that the b6 
UKA is currently ?>?•, active organizatio n with Kiaverns in 
several states. This sours© gald that | " | b7C 

is the Imperial Ulscrd of this organization and was elected 
to this position on September 5, 1964, at a National 
Klonvoca’tion in Birmingham, Alabama. Source stated that 
during Apr '■ 1 , 1966, the National Gif Ice was moved from 
Suite 4 01, Alston Building, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the e«° 
port of | Ir esidenco, 

f "1 which space no naa convertea into a room. 


APPENDIX 




• -ap-323 (Rev. 1 1-29-81) 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


B ir as lag feast ? Alafeaasa 
January zh> 9 068 


Title 


BOBBIE FRAME CHERRY 


Character RACIAL MATTERS (HAM]) 

Reference Report of SA I 

dated January 30 s, 1968 p at 


All sources (except any listed "below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 


t h e r re co mmendati ona iior conclusions oftho FBI. It is the ptOpprty 


F '"W(R»». 3-3-S9) 

K8ERk.. BUREAU OF INVESV 3ATION 


Reporting Office 

Office of Origin 

Date 

Investigative Period 

BIRMINGHAM 

BIRMINGHAM 

1/30/69 

4/11/68 - 1/27/69 


TitU of Cos* 


o 


BOBBY FRANK CHXRRT 


Report made by 

SA 


Charactor of Cos* 


RM (KLAN) 


By: 

b6 jam /mas 

'b7C 


o 

vJ 


SUPPLEMENTAL NCK-PROSt^M’iVE SUMMARY REPORT 


REFERENCE; Report of SA[ 


dated 1/30/68. 

ENCLOSURES TO BUREAU ; 

ADMINISTRATIVE: 


]at Birmingham 


- P* - 


-Two copies FD-376 


This case being placed in pending inactive 
status lor period ol six months after which time it will 
be reopened and subject's activities brought up-to-date. 

Information in the details of this report 
concerning subjec t's current address is attributed to SA 
| | by observation. 


This infori 


ition was verified through 

J (PROTECT IDENTITY) althoug 


1 


this fact is not reflected in the details of this report. 


i 7T i r F T M 

Do not write in spaces below 

-- ^ 

Copie strode: l 1 

/V- Bureau (1511-4412) (RM) (Sst® 
A-2 - 111th MIG, Birmingham (RM) 

1 - NIC, Birmingham (RM) 

1 - U. S. Secret Service, Birmingl 

2 - Birmingham (157-476) 

maam 


REC-39 

*“ e FEB 3 1969 





b6 

V/tCT. b7c 


1 1 1969 


ce dsstroyedhY 


Klar. Unit 










Careful consideration has been given to the 
use of "T" symbols in this report in vies of the 
KKK's potential for violence. The symbols have been 
used to protect these sources of information. 

INFORMANTS 

Source File Where located 


19Y-476-176 


b2 

b7D 


LEADS 

BIRMINGHAM 

AT BIRMINGHAM. ALABAMA . 

Will, at the expiration of six months, review 
file and bring subject's activities up-to-date. 





WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535 

In Reply, Please Refer to 


File No. 157-476 

Director 

United States Secret Service 
Department of the Treasury 
Washington, D. C. 20220 

Dear Sir: 

The information furnished herewith concerns an individual who is believed to be 
covered by the agreement between the FBI and Secret Service concerning Presidential pro- 
tection, and to fall within the category or categories checked. 

1. □ Has attempted or threatened bodily harm to any government official or employee, 

including foreign government officials residing in or planning an imminent visit to the 
U. S., because of his official status. 

2. | ) Has attempted or threatened to redress a grievance against any public official by other 

than legal means. 

3. [X] Because of background is potentially dangerous; or has been identified as member or 

participant in communist movement; or has been under active investigation as member 
of other group or organization inimical to U. S. 

4. □ U. S. citizens or residents who defect from the U. S. to countries in the Soviet or 

Chinese Communist blocs and return. 

5. Q Subversives, ultrarightists, racists and fascists who meet one or more of the following 

criteria: 

(a) □ Evidence of emotional instability (including unstable residence and 

employment record) or irrational or suicidal behavior: 

(b) □ Expressions of strong or violent anti-U. S. sentiment; 

(c) □ Prior acts (including arrests or convictions) or conduct or statements 

indicating a propensity for violence and antipathy toward good order 
and government. 

6. □ Individuals involved in illegal bombing or illegal bomb-making. 

Photograph □ has been furnished □ enclosed □ is not available 

I I may be available through 


Very truly yours. 



1 - Special Agent in Charge (Enclosure(s) 

U. S. Secret Service Birmingham (RM) 


Enclosure(s) 


(Upon removal of classified enclosures, if any, this transmittal form 
becomes UNCLASSIFIED.) 


FD-204 (H«v. 3-3-59) 



l^ttTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF^jjJSTlCE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF lNVESTlGA'^W^ 


2 - 111th MIG, Birmingham, Alabama (RM) 

1 - NIC, Birmingham, Alabama (RM) 

Copyfoi 1 - U. S. Secret Service, Birmingham, Alabama (RM) 


Report of: SA i Office, BIRMINGHAM 

Dale: 1/30/69 

Field Office File #: 157-476 Bureau File It 157-4412 

THIe: BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Charade,: RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 


I 


Synapsis: BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, white male American, resides 2412 

Avenue I, Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama. CHERRY employed 
as an intra-city truck driver for Gordon Transports 
Company, Birmingham, Alabama. Subject is not now a 
member of any Klan group. Subjects owns and operates 
a 1963 Chevrolet station wagon. Subject's wife died 
in March 1968. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN CONTACTING 
SUBJECT BECAUSE OF HIS ALLEGED PARTIC IPATION IN ACTS 
CFvIo Dsnce And HIS STATEMENTS INDICATING PROPENSITY 
For violence . 


p* 


DETA ILS : 


BACKGROUND 

I. RE S IDENC E 

A check of the Department of Motor Vehicle 
Licenses for Jefferson County, Alabama, on April 19, 
1968, revealed that BOBBY FRANK CHERRY resides at 
2412 Avenue I, Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama. 

On April 19, 1968, | 

| Gordon Transports Company, Birmingham, Alabama, 
advised that BOBBY FRANK CHERRY is employed by Gordon 
Transports Company and lists his address as 2412 Avenue 
I, Ensley. 


b6 

b7C 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It Is the property of the FBI and Is loaned to 
your agency; It and Us contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 

£ O.s. OOVCNNMCnT FAINTING OFFICE: t 067-O-273-878 




BH 157-476 


On January 27, 1968, SA I | made 

a visual observation on the premises of 2412 Avenue I, 
Ensley, and observed it to be occupied. A small child 
was observed on the porch and recognized to be the son 
of BOBBY FRANK CHERRY. 


II. EMPLOYMENT 


On August 16, 1968, | 

| Gordon Transports Company, 1341 North 26th 
Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, advised that BOBBY FRANK 
CHERRY is employed by his company as a truck driver on 
an intra-city basis. 

i 

III. CURRENT POSITION IN THE KLAN 

i _ — 

( A characterization of the United Klans 

I of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku 

Klux Klan (UKA), is set forth as a part 
of the Appendix of this report. 


b2 

b6 

b7C 

b7D 


b6 

b7C 


b6 

b7C 


IV. AUTOMOBILE 

Records of the Jefferson County Department of 
Motor Vehicles we re checked on January 27, 1969, by SA 

and it was noted that subject has only 
one venicie registered in his name. It is a 1963 
Chevrolet station wagon, VIN 31535A 146648 . His 1969 
tag number for this vehicle will not be listed in the 
Jefferson County Revenue Licenses until March 1, 1969. 


2 





BH 157-476 


• MISCELLA NEOUS 

On April 18, 1968, I 1 Gordon 

Transports Company, advised that BOBBY FRANK CHERRY'S 
wife died from cancer sometime in the middle of March 
1968. 


b6 

b7C 


) 


3 





APPENDIX 


UNITED ELANS. OF AMERICA, INC., 
KNZGCT3 OF THE KU KLUX KLAN &KA) 


Records of Superior Court of Fulton County, 
Georgia, reflect that this Klan organization was granted 
a corporate charter on February 21, 1961, at Atlanta, 
Georgia, under the name United Elans, Knights of the Ku 
Klux Klan of America, Is c. 

A source advised on February 27, 1961, that 
United Klans was formed as a result of a split in U. S. 
Klans, Knights of the Ku Xiux Klan, Inc. According to 
the source, the split resulted from a leadership dispute, 
and the United Klans has the same aims and objectives as 
the parent group. These are the promotion of Americanism, 
white supremacy, and segregation of the races. 

The first source and a second source advised 
in July, 1961, that United Klans, Knights of the Ku K'lux 
Klan of America, Inc., merged with Alabama Knights, Knights 
of the Ku Klux Klan. The merged organization established 
headquarters in Suite 401, Alston Bu tiding . 7ns ca Iocs a , 
Alabama . (The organization is directed by [ 

I Imperial Wizard, and is the dominant Klan group 
in the South, with units in several southern states.) 


' Second source advised that at a meeting in 
Prattville, Alabama, on October 22, 1961, the U. S. Klans, 
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, merged with the United Klans 
of America, Inc., Knights of the Ku Klux Xian. 


Third source advised on May 7 
UKA is currently an active organization 

several states. This source said that [ 

is the Imperial Wizard of this organization 
to this position on September 3, 1967, at a 
Heavocation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
during April, 1966, the National Office 
Suite 401, A Is ter Bui Iding . Tuscaloosa 
carport of I ~~| residence 


1968 . that the 


with K lav errs in 


was mov*: 
Alabama . 


and was elect 
National 
stated that 
d f rom 
to the 


sd 


into a room , 


] which space he had converted 


APPENDIX 


b6 

b7C 


b6 

b7C 


4 * 




- V 


r 


w 

FD-323 (R»v. 11-29-61) 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


U^T ED STATES DEPARTMENT O^USTICE 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Birmingham, Alabama 
January 30, 1969 


Title BOBBY FRANK CHERRY 


Character 

Reference 


RACIAL MATTERS (KLAN) 

Report of SA I 

dated January 30, 1969, at 

Birmingham, Alabama. 


All sources (except any listed below) whose identities 
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable 
information in the past. 

3i 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed outside 
your agency. 


■ 


OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 

MAY 1M2 EDITION 

USA FPMR (41 CFR) 10l-11.« 




UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 




to : DIRECTOR, FBI (157-4412) 


lyfe; 


date: 4/29/70 


£m : SAC, BIRMINGHAM (157-476) (C) 


subject: BOBBY FRANK 't^HERRY 
RM (KLAN) 


Re supplementa l nonprosecutive summary report 
of SA | I 1/30/69, at Birmingham. 


b6 

b7C 


Subject was formerly a member of the Klavern #1, 
Tarrant, Alabama, UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA, INC., KNIGHTS 
OF THE KU KLUX KLAN (UKA) ; however, he has not been a member 
or active in Klan activities for approximately the past four 
years, according to Birmingham informants familiar with the 
various Klan an d hate group organizations in the Birmingham 
area, including 


Subject has been investigated by Birmingham as a 
suspect in connection with the GREENBOMBS and BAPBOMB cases 
since 1965. According to Birmingham informants familiar 
with various Klan or hate groups in the Birmingham area, 
subject has not been active or affiliated with any Klan 
group since approximately 1966. 

Subject has been interviewed in the past and has 
denied any knowledge of any of the bombings that have 
occurred in the Birmingham area during the past several 
years . 

Subject has been carried as a bombing suspect by 
Birmingham; however, since Birmingham is in the process of 
re-evaluating its bombing suspect list, it is felt at the 
present time that subject does not meet the criteria for 
investigation as set forth in Section 122-A of the Manual 
of Instructions. 


b2 

b7D 





Birmingham will continue to follow the activities 
of subject in connection with the BAPBOMB and GREENBOMBS 
investigations, and information developed concerning subject 

2 ^ Bureau 

Birmingham 
1 - 157-476 
1 - 174-28 
1 - 174-6 
1 - 157-352 
CDGinjas/ , ' 

0 ( MAY 8' m. 


/ 


& 


fx 


destroyed by 

4 Rian Unit 


b/W 


uyU.S. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savings Plan 




1 


BH 157-476 





will be reported in the monthly summaries submitted by 
Birmingham in these matters. At such time as information 
is developed that subject is involved in any type of Klan 
or racial activity or bombing matters, consideration will 
be given by Birmingham to reopening his file for additional 
investigation. 


However, since, as pointed out above, he has not 
been active in any way in any Klan or hate group or violent 
activity, Birmingham is placing his file in a closed status, 
UAGB . 


2